28 rhino poaching suspects arrested in Kruger National Park in April

14:58 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the arrest of a further six suspected poachers and wounding of one in two separate operations. In the first operation, in the Stolsnek section – south of the park, rangers arrested three suspects and recovered a firearm, ammunition and two freshly chopped off rhino horns.

Eastern Cape gangsterism explored on Special Assignment

14:39 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

On Sunday, 3 May at 20:30 on SABC3, Special Assignment investigates gangsterism in the Eastern Cape. Titled “Malightas van Sonop” it exposes this phenomenon, which according to the South African police, has already claimed 27 lives since 2010. Over 123 cases of attempted murder linked to gang activity have also been reported.


Skateboarding for Hope to visit Johannesburg in early May

14:25 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
The next stop for the Skateboarding for Hope national tour presented by Vans is taking place at Stoneridge skate park in Edenvale, Johannesburg on Saturday, 2 May. Seasoned skaters will be on hand to present skateboarding clinics and novice skateboarders between 09:00 and 17:00.

Carte Blanche investigates bank-related Internet fraud

14:23 PM (3 Days ago) Media News

In the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 3 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team investigate bank phishing scams, drone use in Cape Town, sperm smuggling in Palestine and bionic eyes that are allowing blind people to see for the first time.

3RC reveals results from their FutureFacts survey

14:00 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Experiential youth marketing company 3RC recently revealed some of the most pertinent results of their FutureFacts survey. Founder and MD of 3RC Kay Cheytanov explains that brands need to consider the bigger picture when marketing to the South African millennials, as this consumer group is unique in terms of the global youth market.

IMPERIAL and Lindsay Saker help Soul Food bring food to less privileged

12:53 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
IMPERIAL, through Lindsay Saker, has agreed to a major new sponsorship of Soul Food, a project of the Soul Provider Trust. Through the Soul Food project, surplus food from hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and manufacturers is collected and delivered free of charge to orphanages, old age homes, shelters, schools and hospitals in the projects operating regions.

Football fan fashion with Gert-Johan Coetzee

12:08 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

South African fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee is convinced his team is going to knock out the competition in the Nedbank Cup Football Fan Fashion (#FFF) challenge. 


Media Update is proud to support Marketing Indaba 2015

11:09 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Media Update is thrilled to announce its support for the 2015 Marketing Indaba to be hosted in Cape Town, Sandton and Durban. Media Update is looking forward to connecting with marketers at the event and discuss what is happening in the industry with delegates in the three cities.

Sasfin and Audi renew airport.tv sponsorships

10:49 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
The exposure on Airport.tv® has been so successful for high-end brands Sasfin and Audi, that both have renewed their sponsorships on the digital television channel. Sasfin has branded the News and Audi Sport.

OFM to sponsor Cheetahs during the Currie Cup for the next three years

10:37 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
OFM, the sound of central South Africa, is proud to announce that it will once again be the exclusive electronic media sponsor of the Toyota Free State Cheetahs during the ABSA Currie Cup tournament over the next three years.

Social media mistakes your brand should avoid

9:55 AM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk

Navigating the social media landscape as a brand can be tricky. One wrong move and you could damage your reputation beyond repair.

Clos Malverne unveils its new, interactive website

9:34 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
With Clos Malverne celebrating its 30th year of producing wine on the estate, it was time to assess the way in which they connect with their loyal supporters. As a result of this introspection, this past week saw Close Malverne re-enter cyberspace with a fresh, redesigned version of its website.

Take charge of your personal brand to shape your career

9:13 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
A healthy brand and the trust that it inspires is one of the best ways that companies have to differentiate themselves and their products in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Likewise, individuals looking for an edge in today's connected and fast-paced working environment can use personal branding strategies to market themselves more effectively to prospective employers and clients.

QASA gives those with limited mobility a chance in the driver’s seat

8:09 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

Driving Ambitions, a driver trainer programme initiated by The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), uses adapted vehicles for driving lessons. The aim is to give people with limited mobility the opportunity to learn to drive and pass their drivers licence test.

Ballantine's Finest Whisky presents the Kick Off Footballer of the Season Award Top 8 nominees

8:06 AM (3 Days ago) Awards
After thousands of public votes, the top eight finalists of the Kick Off Footballer of the Season Awards presented by Ballantine’s Finest Whiskey have been announced. The public can now support their favourite out of the finalists by visiting www.kickoff.com for a final round of voting.

Net#work BBDO welcomes back Brad Reilly as ECD

7:53 AM (3 Days ago) People on the Move
When Brad Reilly was handed the creative reins to take Net#work BBDO to the next level, it was with minimal fuss. While there may have been industry buzz about “Net#work’s exciting new-generation creative leadership” and even the odd “return of the prodigal son”, Reilly simply got on with it.

John is back at Artscape Arena this May

7:36 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Theatregoers will be delighted to hear that the highly acclaimed John is back in Cape Town and can be seen at Artscape Arena between Thursday, 21 and Saturday, 30 May. This production is written and performed by Andre Lombard and directed by Jeremeo le Cordeur. The cast includes Melissa Haiden. This play has been classified as 16SNL.

Rantebeng Makapan joins the cast of Muvhango

7:26 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
This winter Muvhango viewers should brace themselves for more drama, romance and bickering as more faces join the soapie/drama. Rantebeng Makapan is the latest newcomer and has already started shooting with Muvhango. He appears from Friday, 1 May, playing the role of Morapedi Mojalefa.

Flying high for charity on Antonov Oil Beer

7:17 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Beer and Aviation don’t usually mix, but an interesting collaboration between the aviation-inspired The Cockpit Brewhouse and the living Cartoon Character/Aeroplane, Little Annie, is bringing joy to the underprivileged and aid to those who need it most.

Capetonian Afro-fusion band Abavuki to tour Europe between June and August

7:09 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Internationally-celebrated Capetonian Afro-fusion band Abavuki is set to light the European festival stage circuit on fire later in 2015, as they once again embark on an international tour, performing at various European music festivals from June to August.

Miss SA 2015 goes back to school

7:00 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
On Wednesday, 29 April, Miss South Africa 2015 Liesl Laurie returned to her Eldorado Park high school, Silver Oaks, for the first time since she matriculated in 2008. The 24-year-old South African beauty helped launch Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign and inspired the learners to reach for their dreams.

Managing brand and reputation risk when your customer has a louder voice

15:07 PM (4 Days ago) Opinion
Over the past 10 years, organisations have seen the control they used to have in their interactions with their customers slip slowly away. So says Andre Steenekamp, CEO at 25AM.

Big news for writers and smaller publishers

14:56 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
A partnership that could offer important new opportunities for writers, small publishers and book distributors has been launched by African Narratives (AFNA) and the Bookshop Association of South Africa (BASA). A memorandum of understanding has now been thrashed out between the two organisations and will be signed in May 2015.

Miss Earth and Cathay Pacific join hands in support of Earth Day

14:51 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
Cathay Pacific and Miss Earth South Africa showed their support of Earth Day by joining forces with Food and Trees for Africa to plant 10 trees at the Dalmondeor Primary School in  Calanbria, Johannesburg. 

Corporate social investment initiatives made easy

14:31 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
Implementing corporate social investment initiatives (CSI) is a daunting task for many South African corporates. The skills, project management and human resources needed to effectively execute a large scale sustainable CSI initiative is often not possible as the economic winter sees corporates operating with skeleton staff.

Second TEDxUCT event speakers inspire Capetonians

14:03 PM (4 Days ago) Events
The first TEDxUCT event of 2015 took place on Saturday, 25 April. The 150 audience members definitely left with a lot to think about as eight speakers delivered some hard-hitting inspirational messages at a sold-out Hiddingh Hall.

Swirl, sip and spit for sea rescue

13:41 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
One of the most successful and fun wine auctions, which was a sold out success in the Western Cape in 2014, is coming to Johannesburg. Stock up with your favourite vintages at the 2015 Rotary/NSRI annual wine auction.

SA paddler attempts world record to raise funds for cleft palate corrective surgeries

13:11 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
Extreme paddle athlete and Cipla Foundation Miles for Smiles ambassador, Kyle Dohne, will attempt to break the current world record of 196km for the longest distance non-stop open ocean paddle within 24 hours, with the aim of raising R500 000.

Cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron on the next Graham Norton Show

12:02 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
In the next episode of The Graham Norton Show, which airs on Tuesday, 5 May at 21:40 on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv, Norton welcomes The Incredible Hulk Mark Ruffalo, fellow Oscar-nominated star Jeremy Renner, actress and singer Elizabeth Olsen, top comedian Josh Widdicombe and Brit super-group Blur.

The best of Martin Bester

11:30 AM (4 Days ago) In Focus

There’s no denying that Martin Bester is a jack of all trades and his impressive and varied career history proves, that unlike the old adage, he is in fact a master of many. He recently clinched the Afternoon Drive Presenter award at the 2015 MTN Radio Awards, but his radio career isn’t the only one flourishing.

There’s no shame in moving from journalism into PR

11:26 AM (4 Days ago) Editorial Desk

Moving into public relations from a journalism role is a career move many have made. Some people call it a step over to the ‘dark side’ while others see it as a natural progression. 

Starcom MediaVest Group launches its sports marketing arm in South Africa

11:19 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
Globally, Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) is continuing to strengthen and roll out its sports marketing capability SPORTS at SMG with offices in the UK and US. With client demand growing within the African continent for localised sports marketing expertise, the decision to launch SPORTS at SMG in South Africa was only natural.

Zee World dominates TLC washrooms and Salon Media platforms

11:14 AM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
To create awareness of the new television Zee World, channel 166 on DStv, mall washrooms and handpicked hair salons represented by Primedia Unlimited’s TLC and Salon Media companies were selected to spread the word through a ‘selfie’ inspired campaign.

Zinto has transformed the marketing landscape over the past 15 years

10:58 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
Fifteen years ago, the Zinto Marketing Group (Zinto) was established by ex-educator Michelle Combrinck. Its vision was straightforward: to change the way consumers interact with brands by creating meaningful conversations and interchangeable relationships, thereby becoming an indispensable part of their thinking and thus their lifestyles.

It's clear there is abundant talent in the media sector

10:43 AM (4 Days ago) Awards
Constant comments regarding a lack of young talent who exhibit leadership abilities and a passion for the media industry, appear unfounded. In 2010 The Media Magazine made a decision to reverse the perception by calling for nominations from media owners and media agencies which resulted in the Top 40 under 40 in The Media becoming a regular feature. 

SAB KickStart is calling on young entrepreneurs

10:39 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News

The South African Breweries (SAB) has evolved its 20-year-old youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, expanding it into three enterprise development initiatives.

Study highlights the breakdown of traditional PR practise in a post-modern economy

10:35 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
The Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has produced key insights into the achievements, challenges and future trends facing the public relations profession.

New graduate sections unveiled on Careers24

10:28 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News

Careers24 has gone live with their new, improved graduate section. The user-friendly redesign includes new key features and in-depth content aimed specifically at graduates looking for jobs. 

Supersport Park to host BP Jacaranda Day 2015 this May

10:24 AM (4 Days ago) Events
It’s less than a month to go before Supersport Park in Centurion hosts some of South Africa’s biggest artists on BP Jacaranda Day on Saturday, 23 May. Boasting over 20 000 great reasons to attend, BP Jacaranda Day promises to be a never-to-be forgotten experience.

Expand a Sign sponsors human trafficking awareness walk

10:15 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

Expand a Sign donated shirts, bags and banners to the Open Door Crisis Care Centre (ODCCC) ahead of their ‘Doors to Freedom’ walk from Durban to Johannesburg to raise awareness about human trafficking crimes within the South African context.

Chef Brad Ball opens a new restaurant in Constantia

10:12 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Graciales is a new eating experience located at Peddlars & Co. in Constantia with an emphasis on sociability and the sharing of food. The food: expect the unexpected. Small plates of deliciousness, perfect for sharing with friends and family. Sticky Pork Belly with Salted Caramel, Beef Tataki and Chicharrónes with Hot Sauce – dishes jumping with flavour.

Cinema Nouveau to screen live performance of Swan Lake in May

9:54 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
A season of five famous ballets from the Royal Ballet is being screened at Cinema Nouveau theatres over the next few months. The season launched with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in March. The next production to be shown on the big screen is the iconic ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music, Swan Lake on Saturday, 2 May.

Cotton On Kids opens at Somerset Mall

9:45 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
Cult Australian children’s brand, Cotton On Kids, is thrilled to announce it has brought its fashionable, fun and affordable ranges to Somerset Mall, Somerset West when it opened its doors for the first time on Thursday, 23 April.

Chris Forrest to bring his new one-man show to the Theatre on the Square in May

9:36 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Johannesburg audiences are in for a treat. Chris Forrest is bringing his brand new, hilarious one-man show, Who’s Your Daddy? to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton from Tuesday, 19 to Sunday, 31 May. A clueless dad’s journey to fatherhood, Who’s Your Daddy? is about his experience of becoming a father.

The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation celebrates Freedom Day at Muizenberg beach

9:19 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
The picturesque setting of Muizenberg beach in Cape Town played host to 50 young leaders from across Africa as the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation South Africa used the power of sport to celebrate Freedom Day on Monday, 27 April.

Ireland/Davenport claims the Budget Car Rental account

9:13 AM (4 Days ago) New Accounts
Ireland/Davenport has recently secured Budget Car Rental as a client, following the acquisition by Avis of the Budget Car Rental brand in Southern Africa. Ireland/Davenport was awarded the Avis account in 2010 following a three-way pitch and has been providing creative solutions to the brand for the past five years.

Blistex Classic Lip Protector arrives in South Africa

9:02 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
Blistex Classic Lip Protector, a true blue blooded classic that has stood the test of time for over 40 years as the number one lip balm in the USA and parts of Europe, has finally made its way to South Africa.

Donate your birthday to Cotlands

8:45 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

Cotlands, a Newsclip pro bono client, has announced the start of their year-long early childhood development fundraising programmes. The ‘Donate your birthday’ campaign urges people to donate their special day to vulnerable children up to the age of six-years-old.

Suzuki therapy hits the spot

8:21 AM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
When Suzuki’s Auto, Motorcycle and Marine divisions merged into a single entity in South Africa in 2014, the company needed to increase consumer awareness of the unified brand.

Bliss Brands wins trio of accolades at the Spar inland Trade Show

8:01 AM (4 Days ago) Awards
2015 marks the third show that Bliss Brands has won the prestigious award for Best Stand at the Spar inland Trade Show. The bi-annual tradeshow, which aims to showcase Spar’s preferred suppliers, took place on Saturday, 18 April at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg.
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